Lhasa, a city with more than 1300 yrs of history lies in the center of Tibetan plateau. It is the political, economic, cultural center as well as administrative capital of the Tibet. Lhasa literally means "place of the gods". Lhasa is also one of the highest cities in the world with elevation of about 3650m above sea level. It is also the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau.
Lhasa is well known for its breathtaking awe inspiring mountain view and many world heritage sites like the Jokhang temple considered to be the holiest in Tibet, the Potala Palace, Norbu Lingkha -the Dalai Lama's former winter residence and monasteries, the Dalai Lama’s summer residence and Ramoche temple .Meanwhile Gelukpa monasteries such as Sera and Drepung are located in the region surrounding Lhasa.
The months from May to October are the best to travel to Lhasa because of the mild weather. During the trek one gets to experience and witness the fascinating culture ,Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle, cuisine , the magnificent mountain scenery,the sacred monasteries and barren land of Tibetan plateau.